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Husband cuts off nose of wife who was not happy that he took a 7-year-old girl as his second wife

By Mason White 11:32 AM January 20, 2016
Reza Gul recovering in the hospital 

By: Mahesh Sarin
Police are trying to arrest a man on a charge of assault after allegedly cutting off the nose of his wife who wasn’t happy with his decision to marry a 7-year-old girl as his second wife, police in Afghanistan said.

Faryab police said that 25-year-old Muhammad Khan, cut off the nose of 20-year-old Reza Gul, before fleeing to an area controlled by the Taliban.

According to the police investigation, on Sunday afternoon, Gul and Khan began arguing after he revealed that he was planning to marry a 7-year-old girl as his second wife.

Khan said that he was already engaged to the girl, and is planning to marry her in the Spring. When Gul voiced her displeasure with his decision, Khan exploded in anger, took a knife and cut off the nose of his wife.

Khan’s brothers then threw Gul on the back of a motorcycle with the intent to kill her. Fortunately, neighbors intervened and took the woman to a hospital.

The news of the attack quickly spread, prompting Khan to run away to the Taliban. Gul’s father approached a Taliban officials and told him about the attack.

A spokesperson for the Taliban, said Khan was arrested.

Gul is in stable condition, and officials are making arrangements to transfer her to Turkey, where she is scheduled to undergo plastic surgery to correct her nose.